“Nicest parts of Hell”; The insider’s scoop.


The Nicest Parts of Hell. Mixed media painting.

The Nicest Parts of Hell

 Two main things served as the catalyst for this painting…

1) A song by Nine Inch Nails called “Sanctified”.

2) The tympanum over the doorway at Bourges Cathedral.

Not bad places to start. The painting is a cornucopia of mixed media; pencil, india ink, metallic acrylic paint, and oil paint. It has been left in a varying degree of incompleteness, because if there was a hell, it would take a poetry of being incomplete to land you there.

One thing I love about this work is the figures. Not only are they a writhing mass of contorted shapes, but each carries a sheen of reflective paint; silver for the sinners, and gold for the hell-spawn. It sure makes it difficult to photograph though….

The shimmer of metallic paint.

Without the flowers, though, it just couldn’t be called “the Nicest Parts of Hell”

Love, Chemical Marriage

One Comment on ““Nicest parts of Hell”; The insider’s scoop.”

  1. Sorry that’s happening. I will see what I can do.

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